Tyrese Gibson Says Paul Walker’s Daughter Meadow Is “In A Great Space” At ‘Furious 7’ Premiere
Tyrese Gibson gave fans an update on how Paul Walker’s daughter, Meadow Walker, is holding up as the world prepares to see Walker’s final performance in Furious 7.
Tyrese Gibson Gives Meadow Walker Update
Furious 7 cast members, Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez, Ludacris, Jordana Brewster and Gibson are in the final stretch of their international press tour for the film, and have all been speaking about Paul Walker, who died in 2013 before completing his part in the film.
Gibson and the cast celebrate the film’s premiere Wednesday, April 1, where Gibson updated fans on how Walker’s 16-year-old daughter was doing.
“She’s really in a great space. She’s really focused on her education and just spending a lot of quality time with her friends. That brings her a lot of joy,” Gibson said.
Meadow was living with her father in Los Angeles at the time of his death, and is now living with her mother and a nanny. It’s unclear whether or not Meadow was in attendance at the Los Angeles premiere of Furious 7 on Wednesday, though her uncles, Paul Walker’s brothers, and her grandfather, Paul Walker Sr., were in attendance.
Paul – we love you and miss you with our hearts…… Tonight your family laughed and embraced what you left us all with…. Seeing my brothers and Popps tonight literally MADE MY NIGHT…… Headed home now…. #Family #Strength #WalkerBlood #PaulWalkerFamily it was ONLY because of your strength that WE got through…… #MyBrothers
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Paul Walker’s Brothers Attend Furious 7 Premiere
Cody Walker and Caleb Walker both joined the cast of Furious 7 to act as stand-ins for their brother to complete production on the film. “It could not have been easy for [Cody and Caleb]… to step in for their brother who we just lost. I have a bunch of new heroes from being a part of this project. It feels like the most beautiful sending off you’ll ever see,” Gibson said.
Gibson shared some photos from the premiere on his official Facebook page and thanked Meadow and the Walker family for supporting the film. “I love you Paul Walker it’s so very hard to celebrate without you it’s so hard… Every photo, every moment every hug hurts… The world is already celebrating all the LOVE and beautiful ART that you left us with – Meadow Walker and family, I love you… WE love you, we would of never been bale to get through this without your strength, love and support,” Gibson wrote.
Vin Diesel Honors Paul Walker At Furious 7 Premiere
Before the screening began at the premiere, Diesel took the stage to address the crowd and honor Walker. “I’m going to tell you something. Last year it was really hard to come back to work…. This movie is more than a movie. You’ll feel it when you see it. There’s something emotional that happens to you. When you walk out of this movie, and you appreciate everyone you love, ‘cause you just never know when the last day is you’re going to see them,” Diesel told the crowd, getting a bit choked up.
Diesel recently welcomed a daughter with his longtime partner Paloma Jimenez, and named her Pauline after Walker. “He was in the room. There’s no other person that I was thinking about as I was cutting this umbilical cord. I just…knew he was there… It felt like, you know, a way to keep his memory a part of my family and a part of my world,” Diesel said of the naming of his daughter.
Furious 7 opens in theaters on Friday, April 3.